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Gescha Midi Modell TYP 298 Caterpillar Fork Lift Mint in Box


Selling Mint in Box, Metal Diecast Model Gescha Caterpillar Fork Lift type 298- Made in West Germany.

Gescha is a German manufacturer of diecast scale models primarily in 1:50 scale for use both as toys and promotional models by heavy equipment manufacturers.

Apart from the fact that Ges. Gesch. was short for the German for "trademark registered", it is reported that the Gescha firm was established in 1923.[1] It specialized in wind-up tin toys similar to Schuco Modell or Gama Toys. The Conrad website says that Conrad started making diecast models in 1956, however it appears that Gescha used the Conrad name as a sub-brand first.[2] Most diecast truck and heavy equipment models, for which Conrad became most well-known, were marketed as Gescha in the 1960s and 1970s. The name Conrad was increasingly used through the 1970s and by about 1980, the Gescha name was mostly discontinued.

The official website says that since 1987 the company has been run by Gunther Conrad assisted by his wife Gerde and assisted by their son, Michael. Thus the company has remained a family owned business, probably since about 1956 when the Conrad name was introduced.

I believe this is a 1:50 scale, although there are no markings on the outside of the box, but I have compared the type# online. The box measures 8" long x 4/.5" wide. The opening flap has be cello clear taped shut. There is some light vintage wear on edges of box. Model in Mint condition.

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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 12 July, 2010.

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